Luc Tuymans Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings: Volume 1–3 (Signed)
This limited signed edition, only available as a complete set, includes the artist’s signature on the title page of each volume. Each volume is enclosed in its own slipcase.
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann
One of the most important painters working today, Luc Tuymans pioneered a distinctive style of figurative painting beginning in the 1980s that has been singularly influential to his peers as well as subsequent generations of artists. Tuymans’s deeply resonant compositions insist on the power of images to simultaneously reveal and withhold meaning. From his generative early work to his most iconic canvases, the catalogue raisonné charts the artist’s investigation into painting’s relationship to history and technology.
The three-volume catalogue raisonné of paintings surveys Tuymans’s oeuvre of nearly six hundred works, made between 1972 and 2018. Each painting is illustrated and features its full exhibition history and literature notations. Each volume includes a comprehensive illustrated chronology, highlighting major projects, public commissions, discussions and events, and exhibitions. The first volume includes an expansive bibliography and exhibition history through 2016, with a supplement in the third volume covering the years 2017 and 2018.
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Artists: Luc Tuymans
Designer: McCall Associates
Printer: Trifolio, Verona
Binding: Hardcover with slipcase
Dimensions: Each book: 9 ¼ ×12 in | 23.2 × 30.5 cm
Luc Tuymans (b. 1958, Mortsel) is a Belgian artist who is internationally known for his paintings that engage equally with questions of history and its representation as with quotidian subject matter cast in unfamiliar and eerie light. Painted from preexisting imagery, his works often appear slightly out-of-focus and sparsely colored, like third-degree abstractions from reality. Whereas earlier works were based on magazine pictures, drawings, television footage, and Polaroids, recent source images include material accessed online and the artist’s own iPhone photos, printed out and sometimes re-photographed several times. Since the 1980s, Tuymans has steadily exhibited in the United States, Europe, and abroad, and his work is represented in major museum collections.